Pakistan’s exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup, confirmed by a 93-run loss to England, brings disappointment on the field but carries noteworthy financial implications. The World Cup prize money structure provides a financial consolation for participating teams. Pakistan, despite falling short of the semi-finals, is set to earn a total of $260,000 from the tournament. This includes $40,000 for each group stage match win, totaling $160,000, and an additional $100,000 for not making it to the semi-finals.
While the primary goal of winning the World Cup remains unfulfilled, the financial rewards contribute positively to Pakistan’s campaign. The total prize money for the ICC Cricket World Cup is $10 million, with the champions receiving a significant share of $4 million. This structure not only serves as an incentive for teams to perform well but also helps offset some of the costs associated with participation. For Pakistan, the financial returns, though not as substantial as the championship prize, provide a tangible acknowledgment of their efforts and contribute to the broader financial dynamics of international cricket tournaments.